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Derby Supply Chain Solutions Joins the KAIA

Kentucky is known for many things—horse racing, bourbon, college basketball, fried chicken, bluegrass music and lush greenery, just to name a few. But did you know that it’s also a force in the automotive industry?

With over 1.2 million vehicles produced in 2013, Kentucky ranks third overall in light vehicle production and first per capita. Employing nearly 82,000 people, Kentucky’s 460 motor vehicle-related establishments are a tremendous help to the economy. In the past five years, nearly 300 motor vehicle-related projects have been announced statewide, representing more than 17,600 new jobs and $4 billion in new investments.

The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) is an organization driven by the needs of Kentucky’s automotive industry and Derby Supply Chain Solutions is looking forward to being a contributing member.

Fast Facts

Kentucky’s expanding automotive-manufacturing industry is providing a huge impact on the state’s economy by boosting the Commonwealth’s GDP by $4 billion annually. Check out some of these amazing facts!

  • In 2013, 1,253,073 Kentucky-made vehicles were produced—up 22% from 2012
  • Kentucky-made vehicles and parts were exported to the tune of $5.5 billion in 2013
  • 80 out of Kentucky’s 120 counties are home to an automotive manufacturing related facility

Derby Supply Chain Solutions is honored to be a part of such an important organization that helps to strengthen the automotive industry, which is an important part of the Kentucky economy.

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